Indian Auto Journalism: Fall from Grace

The story of Indian auto journalism today, especially auto magazines is one of disarray and hopelessness. While the automotive print media as well as television media has seen its fortunes nose dive with the increas...

Auto Journalist or Influencer, and what about auto journalism?

Now whether you were a blogger, a vlogger or a journalist working with an established media outlet, the grim fact is that you better be a smart “Influencer”. Because that is what an OEM likes.

Covid pandemic hits Indian auto journalists in their solar plexus

The world has never been fair. There is always a rich world and a poor world. Just like the way there are privileged auto journalists and the not so privileged auto journalists in India. The ongoing covid-19 pandemi...

JCB Fastrac crowned fastest tractor in the world

JCB’s Fastrac from UK based company has stormed into the record books after being crowned the world’s fastest tractor with a speed of 135.191 mph. The Fastrac - designed and built by a team of young engineers in Sta...

Rides and celebrations mark 90 years of Jawa

The year 1929 was when the Jawa journey started. To be precise, the date was October 23, 1929.To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the iconic Jawa motorcycle, the company that brought back Jawa in India, Classic L...

Polarity Smart Bikes reveals teaser images

Pune based Polarity is set to unveil six electric Smart Bikes in Mumbai this month. These will be the first-of-their-kind road-legal EVs with pedal assistance. The brand has released teaser images of its bikes, reve...

TVS Apache enters Asia Book of Records with 6 hour non-stop stunt

TVS Apache, the premium motorcycle brand of TVS Motor Company, created history by setting a new record for the longest non-stop stunt show in India and has now entered the Asia Book of Records. As part of the Apache...

BOOK REVIEW: Dear Journey Freewheeling, Dear Journey Within by Manas Dewan

I could have finished reading this book, “Dear Journey Freewheeling” in maybe half a day. But when a book encapsulates an admirable, adventurous and fulfilling motorcycle journey undertaken through 18 countries, the...

TVS NTorq 125 sets up a one-of-a-kind installation: NTORQ-o-TRON

NTorq-o-Tron, a TVS NTorq inspired Transformer is a testimony to the scooter’s characteristic style, performance and technology which is likened to the Transformers universe. This creation by Rahul KP – a Bengaluru...

World X Series, an uber lifestyle rally, to make debut in India

World X Series, an uber rich lifestyle rally series has announced its maiden India edition. The rally that will be held from October 11 to 14, 2018 will commence and conclude in Delhi.

Maruti’s storytelling caravan to promote a clean India using a Japanese concept

Swachh Bharat has a got a friend in Japan. Or should we say Maruti Suzuki? Swachh, which means ‘clean’ in Hindi language, has just got the right boost from a Japanese word ‘Mottainai’ which means “Do not Waste”. In...

Bugatti Chiron 1:8 model from Lego in 3,599 pieces

Lego Group and Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. have revealed the new Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron. The 1:8 scale super car which will now be available globally, brings together the iconic design heritage of the French ult...

Steering through the backwaters of Kerala

The moment we got an invite from Alleppey based Lake Land Cruise, a leading house boat operator in Kerala to review their boat and capture their hospitality on camera, I did not think twice. I immediately packed my ...

Renault Experience Centre in Mumbai, a global first

The major attraction at the Renault Experience Centre will be the display of the Formula One car, demonstrating Renault’s passion for Motorsport. Together with this, the Renault Experience Centre will have a plethor...

Steve McQueen, Tom Cruise bikes at Triumph Motorcycles Visitor Centre

Want to see the Triumph Bonneville on which Steve McQueen attempted to jump the border fence in The Great Escape? Or the Speed Triple ridden by Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2? UK based Triumph Motorcycles has op...

12 gritty riders successfully complete tour of Ladakh on 110cc TVS Scooty Zest

TVS Motor Company recently announced the successful completion of the Himalayan Highs Season 3, which saw participation of 12 gritty riders from across the country. These riders consisted of 10 female and 2 male can...

TVS Racing sets national stunt record with Moto Tycoonz on TVS Apache RTR 200

Bunty Godara recently participated in TVS Apache Pro Performance X which was organised by TVS Motor Company in Chennai. It was an event which involved non-stop stunt riding for five hours. Bunty was part of the team...

Salman Khan unveils Being Human E-Cycles for Rs 40,000 onward

Bollywood actor Salman Khan unveiled Being Human E-Cycles on June 5, 2017, the World Environment Day. Salman delighted guests by choosing a fun, eco-friendly entry into the event, by cycling from his home in Bandra ...

BMW 730Ld M Sport, the holy grail of technology

For once the little boy inside me took over as I stood there giggling like a lad out to play a prank on people. There was no one inside the beautifully designed BMW 730Ld M Sport that stood in the middle of a desert...

Droom promotes safe riding with Rs 9 helmet drive

There are different ways to promote safe riding. When that effort is sugar coated with a beautiful offer, then you can be rest assured that people would love it. That’s what Droom has been doing with their Rs 9 per ...

Postage stamps on different modes of transport

The Indian government’s Department of Posts has for the first time in its history issued stamps on different modes of transport. These stamps showcase the history of gradual progression in the modes of transportatio...

Dutchman reaches Mumbai on his electric vehicle mission

Wiebe Wakker from Haarlem, the Netherlands who started on a mother of all road trips more than a year back, finally reached Mumbai. Without money Wakker is trying to reach Australia in an electric car. To reach his ...

SNOW LEOPARD TRAIL- A Journey By Road

We set out in two Maruti Suzuki Gypsy vehicles (considered one of the best navigators in such off road terrains) and a 4x4 Ford Endeavour. Our first stop was lunch at the iconic Pal Dhaba in Chandigarh.

Mahindra Two Wheelers launches ‘Mojo- Born for the Road’ book

Mahindra Two Wheelers announced the launch of a book for its flagship, 300cc tourer, Mahindra Mojo. This book encapsulates the bike’s journey from its inception to launch and thereafter creating a niche as India’s m...

THE MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL: HOW ONKAR S KANWAR CREATED A GLOBAL GIANT

When I got my hands on this book ‘THE MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL: HOW ONKAR S KANWAR CREATED A GLOBAL GIANT’ authored by Tim Bouquet, I could not help being nostalgic. I felt as though I was very close to almost all the m...

Mahindra Mojo enters ‘Indian Book of Records’

Mahindra Two Wheelers’ flagship 300cc tourer, the Mojo, has once again set new benchmarks by entering the Indian Book of Records, a collection of national records. The new benchmark resulted as the Mojo crossed from...

Jeep SUVs thrill Bollywood stars, HNI customers at Camp Jeep in Mumbai

FCA India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, organised the third edition of its Camp Jeep experience for potential Jeep customers in Mumbai. This edition of Camp Jeep was special as Bollywood S...

Sonia Jain sets record riding all kinds of motorcycles

Sonia Jain, a leading biker in the country, has registered her name in the Limca Book of Records along with India Book of Records (IBR) for the year 2017 for riding 100 different models of motorcycles, the highest n...

Awfis, Awfis...now that sounds interesting!

I am sure many of you may have watched the ‘Office Office’ sitcom on television in the past and may have thoroughly enjoyed it too. But in the real world of office, things are never so exciting and easy. Beginning w...

Tata Motors launches new Hexa Experience Centre

Tata Motors has begun an exciting new initiative for its much-awaited Tata Hexa that goes by the name of ‘Hexa Experience Centre’. The experience is designed for customers to get a first-hand experience of the Tata ...

‘The Golden Quadrilateral’, a coffee table book released

Senior officials of Maruti Suzuki India Limited along with Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, and Shipping released a coffee table book titled “The Golden Quadrilateral”, India’s first modern ...

Spreading love and roses in a SEAT car!

A rose, they say, is a symbol of love, sharing and peace. A car manufacturer based in Spain, SEAT did a rosey gestures that left the city of Barcelona not only smelling of rose, but also its sweethearts thrilled bey...

Suzuki Gixxer Day celebrates with freestyle stunt-rider Aras Gibieza

Two time European stunt champion and Red Bull athlete Aras Gibieza has a tryst with Indians in nine-cities in the months of April and May 2016 wherein he is bound to mesmerise crowds with his stunts on the new Suzuk...

DSK Benelli records fastest sale of 300 superbikes in Tamil Nadu

DSK Motowheels and legendary Italian superbiking brand Benelli celebrated one year of success in Chennai. It was on March 20, 2015, that DSK Benelli opened its first showroom in the capital of Tamil Nadu and it has ...

Honda 2Wheelers kicks off the FUNtastic weekend at Auto Expo 2016

Honda 2Wheelers India pavilion became the centre of attraction at the bi-annual Auto Expo 2016 as it unleashed its FUNtastic Weekend carnival. Brining glamour, fun and vibrancy to Honda 2Wheeler pavilion was Honda’s...

Manchester United legend Louis Saha visits Chevrolet Pavilion

Manchester United legend Louis Saha enthralled fans at the Chevrolet Pavilion by engaging in a virtual football game and signing Chevrolet brandedShirts. His appearance at the Chevrolet Pavilion at the 13th India Au...

Ford Mustang to pop the Auto Expo 2016 champagne!

The Big Bang 13th edition of the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 gets off to an exciting start at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida on the outskirts of Delhi, from February 5 to 9, 2016. The two days of February 3 ...

Panasonic Toughbooks matching up to the tough automotive world

Designed for extensive mobile use, Panasonic’s Toughbook portfolio offers automotive service workers and management a unique and rugged way to get the job done. Ultra-mobile Toughbooks ensure maximum uptime by keepi...

Ladakh and back on a Mahindra Gusto

Ladakh! The name conjures up visions of snow-capped lofty mountains and equally steep gorges, a royal blue sky spotted with wispy clouds, and icy winds blowing through a barren and brown landscape. Ladakh is probabl...

India Bike Week 2016 dates announced

India Bike Week (IBW) will return for its fourth year to Goa in 2016 as Asia’s biggest motorcycle festival. The event is scheduled for February 19-20, 2016 and ticket sales have gone live. Tickets for IBW 2016 are a...

Bentley mountain lodge in Kitzbuhel, Austria

Next time you are in Austria, make sure you enjoy the hospitality of Bentley Motors. Bentley Motors has announced not the launch of a new car but the opening of its first ever mountain lodge in Kitzbuhel, Austria. T...

Jaguar Land Rover India launches new 2015 collection of branded goods

Luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover India, part of Tata Motors group, has launched the new 2015 Lifestyle Collection for both men's and women's clothing, gifts, accessories and luggage items. All products have been s...

‘Below The Belt’ is a must read fiction

The book “Below The Belt” (Fiction) is an interesting story of a man who lives in New Delhi, India. Though he belongs to South India, he was born and brought up in the capital city New Delhi. The book has a very int...

New Bentley suite debuts at the St. Regis Istanbul

Just when you thought Bentley only meant uber luxurious cars with great performance, you realise how wrong you can get. For many of us who know no other word besides driving, Bentley is continuing its celebrated col...

Book Review of  Seven Uncommoners by Author  Ridhima Verma

It was Valentine’s Day and I was walking towards one of the halls at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi where the World Book Fair was being held. It was February 14, 2015. I spotted a young lady in a floral dress and w...

Himalaica: A homestay in the Uttarakhand region

Himalaica, a luxury Homestay and Estate Rental, which is reputedly the most outstanding homestay in the Kumaon Himalayas and is the vacation home of Shalini and Uttam Dave. This beautifully designed property started...

FIVA President Patrick Rollet to visit Osianama Mumbai

Patrick Rollet, the President of Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), is visiting India and will be at the Osianama (Mumbai) on February 20 and 21, 2015. Rollet will address the vintage and classi...

River rafting on the Ganges

Just the other day I was telling my friend that journalists are usually pampered by corporates when they are invited for a drive to some exotic locations around the country. But when Nissan invited me for a drive of...

50 year old vintage VW Kombi Type 2 passes through India

Five years ago, Jens Jacob, a Germany-born entrepreneur, embarked on an ambitious journey to explore the world, with the view to understanding different cultures and traditions. To accomplish this, Jens set out in h...

Honda Amaze drives into Guinness World Records

Honda’s ‘Longest Drive through Amazing India’ in the Honda Amaze, entered the Guinness World Records, registering the longest journey by car in a single country. The family sedan Amaze reached New Delhi on November ...

Toyota partners with fashion diva Claire Sulmers

Toyota has partnered with Claire Sulmers in the US. She is the founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, a daily online destination for the multicultural fashionista. With more than 2.4 million monthly visitors, she knows how ...

Bike Trac supports an Indian on his Hayabusa

Bike Trac, the leading motorcycle tracking device from UK based Road Angel Group, will be supporting an India Book of Records attempt by Sushanth Shetty sets out to ride his Suzuki Hayabusa from the UK on October 25...

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Oct 01 2014

For this year’s anniversary issue we thought of doing something a bit more adventurous than just a road trip to Jaipur. We wanted to experience Jaipur from a completely different angle. So we decided to take PCP Mot...

Porsche expands Masterpiece Collection for homes

Porsche Driver’s Selection has expanded its Masterpiece Collection of highly expensive goodies to decorate your home. Now you can have an exclusive rim wall clock which is made from genuine car part of a 20 inch Por...

Land Rover assists in tiger conservation in India.

Land Rover (part of Tata Motors owned JLR of the UK) has supported the Born Free Foundation’s work in India by handing over a brand new Land Rover Freelander to the Satpuda Foundation. The foundation is one of Born...




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